Preaching The Living God In A Land Of Dead Idols

We arrived at the Yangon Grace Bible School on Monday August 15, 2016, having been invited there for a teaching conference lasting several days. We were greeted by many smiling, friendly pastors and students who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. There were nineteen pastors from at least four different states…

MTM To The Dalits Of Mumbai, INDIA

In one word, here’s how I would summarize my experience with MTM in Mumbai, India: WOW!  To bring the practical teachings of the New Testament church into the slum-like living conditions of the Dalit people (the untouchables) of India was a wonderful privilege indeed!  Dalits are a mixed population but all taken together, according to…

Thy Kingdom Come … Afterglow

MTM has been co-laboring with a group of pastors and leaders from many different regions of Egypt since 2010. May 8-11, 2016 Naomi and I traveled to Egypt to facilitate a “Kingdom of God” pastoral leadership conference by invitation. This was now the 4th conference with this group of church leaders in the past 6…

Disciples Trained… Pastors Ordained… Lepers Sustained

Different faces, different ages, different personalities, different testimonies, different experiences, eyes alive and bright, gentle and joyful smiles, but the same Lord Christ and our unity in Him. We were met at the Vijayawada airport in the state of Andra Pradesh by Pastor Joseph, a very warm and knowledgeable 3rd generation Christian Brother, with some…

What Excuse Did I Have To Tell Him?

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus Christ to all MTM supporters. It indeed was a blessed opportunity and privilege to go with Raymond and Naomi to Myitkina, Myanmar for a week of Bible leadership conference. The theme of this seminar was Godly marriages and families. There were approximately 8 local pastors from different church groups…

HOW SHALL THEY HEAR…?

I was privileged to once again go to the country of Nepal on a teaching mission with MTM. This time to the town of Jumla in the northwestern part of the country. Until several years ago this area was only reached by aircraft. Recently the government made a “road” that is very treacherous, they are…

TESTIMONY & MTM UNTO THE REGIONS BEYOND

. Come April 3-9,2016, Harold Carpenter from Sturgis, Michigan & Raymond Burkholder will be conducting a leadership conference in Jumla, Nepal. This is in the far northwest regions of Nepal. This will be the first time that MTM will be making disciples in this remote region of Nepal. . Where Is Jumla, NEPAL?    Back…

New Frontiers, Friends & Faith in Ghatsila, India

Arriving in the Jharkhand state of India, we were very graciously received by our conference host couple, Masih Das and Sarita Minz. They operate a youth hostel at their home, housing 35 youth from non-Christian homes, who are attending a local private school. The students were off for a three-week break, and the hostel provided…

TEACHING THE “ALL THINGS OF THE GOSPEL” At OBS

In the “City of a thousand temples”, (Bhubaneswar, India), 25 Indian pastors and young men met for the first MTM three-week Odisha Bible School (OBS). The Bible teaching and studies focused on practical Kingdom of God teaching. This Bible school challenged the Protestant theology of these men by defining grace as God’s enabling power for…

GOD’S PRESENCE, PROTECTION & PEACE IN VIETNAM

Forty-Five warm hugs and smiles greeted us when we entered a pastor’s home in response to his call for teaching in Vietnam. Most families had arrived from nearby villages tucked among rice fields, and several more families traveled from four distant mountain tribal areas.  Many participants were pastors, most were married, and they listened eagerly…